The Best of WALDEN and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau TK680

The Best of WALDEN & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau TK680

The Best of WALDEN & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau TK680

The Best of WALDEN & Civil Disobedience TK680, 1st Scholastic Campus Classics paperback printing, 1969, 303 pages. ABRIDGED. This was Scholastic’s foray into the college market; printing Classics under their label.

DESCRIPTION: “Two great works by thoreau-the 19th century author closest to today’s turbulent generation.

America’s most famous nonconformist, Thoreau rebelled againt the Establishment of his day. He rejected the world’s definition of success and demanded a life of personal freedom. In WALDEN he described his famous experiment in living close to nature.”


The originator of nonviolent resistence, Thoreau waged a one-man protest against his government’s support of slavery and war. He refused to pay his poll tax and was thrown into jail. Civil Disobedience explains why- and when- he believes honest men must stand against injustice.” (from the back cover)


About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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